Saturday 21 February 2009

Quotes of the Week

Press Complaints Commission chairman Sir Christopher Meyer replies to the Media Standards Trust request for a meeting for the second part of its press review: "I will certainly consider the possibility of a meeting. But, it is hard to see what this might achieve unless part 2 acknowledges and corrects the innumerable inaccuracies and flawed analysis of part 1."

Max Clifford, asked why the upmarket 'quality' newspapers are writing about Jade Goody:"It helps to sell broadsheets as well as tabloids."

Chris Morley, NUJ northern regional organiser, on the strike in Leeds: "We are not surprised that PA is setting itself up to be an electronic strikebreaker while our members at the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post take a principled stand for quality journalism."

Roy Greenslade, speaking at NUJ Left meeting on media ownership:“Not since the 1970s have we had a genuine chance to imagine the possibility of a different business model for newspapers, a business model that doesn’t involve making profits."

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